Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dale Chihuly at Fairchild Garden

 

I'm a fan of glass art, whether the pieces are snow globes bought in gift shops around the world or vases and sculpture by artists. One of my favorite glass artists is Dale Chihuly. I'm not sure when I discovered Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures, and I can't remember when I first saw one in person. But once I became aware of them I am delighted to discover them in my travels. I had the good fortune of seeing a show of Chihuly glass in Dublin last summer and the equal good fortune in being able to visit a large installation of his work in Florida last month. I am very grateful that my friend, Sue, saw that the display was taking place during my visit and made arrangements for us to see it. The settings were extraordinary and it was a fabulous experience.





There were over eighty pieces arranged in the gardens and these are a few of my favorites. We rode throughout the grounds on a tram and got to see all of the pieces. We enjoyed the tram ride so much that we rode twice, both in daylight and twilight. The changing colors at different times were a special treat.

Today was cold and slip-slidey, a word I've just coined. I did get out for some fresh air, but I was very content to spend most of the day doing home things. I even let myself skip the gym. Tomorrow is supposed to be relatively warm -- 40 degrees! -- and I'll catch up on the gym and errands then.

I'm linking up with Roses of Inspiration for some happy Tuesday thoughts. Please stop by and meet some of the nicest bloggers in BlogLand.

As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cozy!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow Carol, how amazing! Thank you, my dear, for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Hugs to you!

Terra said...

I like Chihuly's glass art too. I am a librarian and years ago I saw an ad, his studio was looking for a librarian to hire. I thought about it for five minutes! That would have been a fun job.

Ordinary J said...

These are beautiful:) 40 degrees is not just relatively cold to me, but pretty cold:)

TARYTERRE said...

I have seen some of Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures before. But not up close and personal like you. They are beautiful and fascinating, for sure. I have been inside my house since Saturday lounging in my pj's. Starting to get cabin fever. Not fond of winter weather either.

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh how beautiful. I love glass art! One of the first dates my husband took me on was to a glass art museum. Amazing.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Love Mr. Chihuly's work; always exciting and exhilarating!

From the Kitchen said...

I saw a spectacular Chihuly exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Gardens a few year's ago. Wonderful!!

Best,
Bonnie

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Magnificent! What a thrill that show must have been to see.

It is a good rule to never go out on a slip-slidey day.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness! Beautiful and a place I MUST visit! Stay warm dear friend, HUGS!

Linda E said...

The glass art is amazing. Loved seeing the pictures and thank you for sharing. Hope you have a warmer, happy day!

Ida said...

I would so love to see one of his displays. They look amazing. We do have one of his pieces hanging at Whitman college. I saw it through the window one day as I was driving by. One of these days I'm going to go look at it up close.

Michelle F said...

WOW!! This is really cool.
I've never seen anything like it.
I'm from Fl. I wonder what town this was in. I would love to tell my family about it. Thanks!